Facebook Behind The Beat: The News Beat Blog
October 3, 2017

The Rise of Facebook & Downfall of Social Discourse

This paradigm of how people consume news and information and the manner in which its circulated to friends and family shifted a long time ago.

Behind The Beat: The News Beat Blog
September 30, 2017

The Flashpoint Has Arrived. Sports Will Never Be The Same.

There’s no question that outward political acts, or even something as small as engaging in conversation about topics unrelated to an athlete’s profession, is almost universally considered blasphemous in the sports world.

trump not independent Behind The Beat: The News Beat Blog
September 25, 2017

The Fallacy of ‘Trump the Independent’

It’s an incredible spectacle, really, to watch the corporate media and their favorite talking heads explore this notion of Trump’s so-called independence. This, only a month after Trump failed to issue a full-throated condemnation of a white nationalist invasion in Charlottesville, Va.

News Beat journalism music hip-hop podcast Behind The Beat: The News Beat Blog
September 23, 2017

Journalism Has Never Sounded So Good

News Beat is fueled by journalism, expert voices, progressive issues & music. Our producer Manny Faces explains why hip-hop is our genre of choice.

Chelsea Manning Behind The Beat: The News Beat Blog
August 31, 2017

The Truth on Trial: Recalling Chelsea Manning’s Court Martial

Under the circumstances of which Manning has spent the last seven years of her life it’s equally mind-numbing and inspiring to witness her very public and incredibly honest transformation.

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August 31, 2017

BackBeat: Hijacking Jihad

A behind-the-scenes examination of our latest News Beat episode: Hijacking Jihad – Reclaiming Islam’s ‘Personal Struggle’

News Beat Podcast BackBeatBehind The Beat: The News Beat Blog
August 23, 2017

BackBeat: True Origins of the War on Drugs

BackBeat is our way of giving listeners some behind-the-scenes audio ear candy about each News Beat episode.

Behind The Beat: The News Beat Blog
August 18, 2017

America… We’re gonna be just fine: A Post-Trump Survival Plan

Tick-Tock. Bannons’ out and Trump’s days are numbered. Trumpism is a cancer and the best way to fight cancer is to starve the tumor.

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August 15, 2017

News Beat’s New Artist in Residence Is…

News Beat, political & cultural podcast that fuses journalism & music, announces first Artist in Residence, recording & performing artist, Silent Knight.

Behind The Beat: The News Beat Blog
July 11, 2017

An American Socialist in Cuba

In the brief moment the door between our nations opened a crack, a flood of hope, optimism and cash flooded in. The genie is officially out of the bottle and the most interesting days are ahead. The young, vibrant, intelligent and wide-eyed youth we encountered will most assuredly make it so.

Left Forum Behind The Beat: The News Beat Blog
July 6, 2017

Treat The Symptoms, But Cure The Disease

The system that gave us Trump—the very same that may one day contribute to his downfall—is itself part of an infected establishment.

Rebel Diaz Behind The Beat: The News Beat Blog
July 1, 2017

Rebel Diaz and the Newbie

I got an insane crash course on the origins of hip-hop and how so many of the expressions of this art form rose from the ashes of neoliberal policies.

Eid Muslim Ban Behind The Beat: The News Beat Blog
June 29, 2017

The Secret Truth About Eid: Family, Roasted Marshmallows & Muslim Bans

Ironic that the most powerful court in the land decided to hear the travel ban case just days after the supposedly non-Islamophobic administration broke with two-decade-old tradition and decided against hosting an Eid al-Fitr dinner at the White House to celebrate the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

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June 26, 2017

Introducing News Beat

We want every News Beat to be a work of art—bringing together the activist communities in both hip-hop and journalism to preach a new narrative.